Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Mary has been godsend, teaching me to knit and helping me so much. She modeled all these for my portfolio. Here she is, isn't she beautiful?
My first attempt at Scandinavian knitting. This pair did turn our to be pretty good. They are so comfortable, wish I had made them longer though.
Same pattern from f.pea but I used stockinette stitch instead. Made with 85% mohair, 15% wool from Brown Sheep Company. Made with size 6 needles, knitted flat and sewn together.
This is another pair which were made as Christmas gifts. A simple design, made with Patons yarn with size 8 needles. Knits up very fast. Found the basic pattern at f.pea.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Here's the second sweater that was knitted for Jack. Made with Encore DK from Plymourth Yarn, double knitting weight, 75% Acrylic , 25% Wool with needle sizes 3 and 6. A couple of months ago, before Jack was born, my husband and I had been to Appleton, WI and I wanted to go to the yarn store and indulge in some fiber therapy. Well, I walked into Iris Fine Yarns and guess what? Mary Elizabeth was there. We were both so surprised to run into each other like that. And we had a good time while the husbands hooked up in the parking lot outside. Talk about co-incidence!
My knitting teacher and friend, Mary Elizabeth and her hubby, my 'troublemaker' friend Dean had a baby boy a few weeks ago. So what is more fitting than to knit sweaters for the baby? Well, here is the first of the two sweaters I knitted for little Jack. OK, so it's boring but hey, it's one I'm familiar with. It's the same Dale of Norway pattern but just in stockinette stitch with a little experimentation in colour.